BSFA Winners

The winners of the 2013 BSFA Awards were announced at Eastercon on March 31.

  • Novel: Jack Glass, by Adam Roberts
  • Short Fiction: “Adrift on the Sea of Rains,” by Ian Sales
  • Artwork: Cover of Adam Roberts’s Jack Glass, by Blacksheep
  • Non-Fiction: The World SF Blog, by Lavie Tidhar

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BSFA Winners

The winners of the 2012 BSFA Awards were announced at Eastercon on April 8.

  • Novel: The Islanders, by Christopher Priest
  • Short Fiction: “The Copenhagen Interpretation,” by Paul Cornell
  • Artwork: Cover of Ian Whates’s The Noise Revealed, by Dominic Harman
  • Non-Fiction: The SF Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition edited John Clute, Peter Nicholls, David Langford, and Graham Sleight

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BSFA Nominations

The British Science Fiction Awards nominees have been announced. The awards will be presented at Eastercon in April.

Best Novel

  • Cyber Circus, by Kim Lakin-Smith
  • Embassytown, by China Miéville
  • The Islanders, by Christopher Priest
  • By Light Alone, by Adam Roberts
  • Osama, by Lavie Tidhar

Best Short Fiction

  • “The Silver Wind,” by Nina Allan
  • “The Copenhagen Interpretation,” by Paul Cornell
  • “Afterbirth,” by Kameron Hurley
  • “Covehithe,” by China Miéville
  • “Of Dawn,” by Al Robertson

Best Non-Fiction

  • Out of This World: Science Fiction But Not as We Know It, by Mike Ashley
  • The SF Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition, edited by John Clute, Peter Nicholls, & David Langford
  • Review of Arslan, by M.J. Engh & Abigail Nussbaum
  • SF Mistressworks, edited by Ian Sales
  • Pornokitsch, edited by Jared Shurin & Anne Perry,
  • The Unsilent Library: Essays on the Russell T. Davies Era of the New Doctor Who, by Graham Sleight, Tony Keen, & Simon Bradshaw

Best Art

  • cover for The Noise Revealed, by Dominic Harman
  • cover for A Monster Calls, by Jim Kay
  • cover for Osama, by Pedro Marques
  • cover for A Glass of Shadow, by Anne Sudworth

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World Fantasy 2013 Announced Guests

The 2013 World Fantasy Convention, to be held in Brighton, England from October 31-November 3, 2013, has announced its first two guests, father and son authors Richard Matheson and Richard Christian Matheson. The elder Matheson is known for his novels I Am Legend, The Shrinking Man, and Bid Time Return. The younger Matheson has written numerous short stories and the novel Created By. The Toastmaster at WFC 2013 will be China Miéville.

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BSFA Nominations

The British Science Fiction Awards nominees have been announced. The awards will be presented at Eastercon in April.

Best Novel

  • The Windup Girl, by Paolo Bacigalupi
  • Zoo City, by Lauren Beukes
  • The Restoration Game, by Ken Macleod
  • The Dervish House, by Ian McDonald
  • Lightborn, by Tricia Sullivan

Best Short Fiction

  • “Flying in the Face of God,” by Nina Allan
  • “The Shipmaker,” by Aliette de Bodard
  • “The Things,” by Peter Watts
  • “Arrhythmia,” by Neil Williamson

Best Non-Fiction

  • Blogging the Hugos: Decline, by Paul Kincaid
  • Review, With Both Feet in the Clouds, by Abigail Nussbaum
  • Review, Wheel of Time, by Adam Roberts
  • Red Plenty, by Francis Spufford
  • The Notes from Coode Street Podcast, by Jonathan Strahan and Gary K. Wolfe

Best Art

  • cover for Conflicts, by Andy Bigwood
  • cover for Fun With Rainbows, by Charlie Harbour
  • cover for The Cat’s Cradle, by Dominic Harman
  • cover for Zoo City, by Joey Hi-Fi
  • A Deafened Plea for Peace, by Ben Greene
  • cover for Finch, by Adam Tredowski

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Nova Awards

The winners of the Nova Award, presented at Novacon for best fanzine, fan writer, and fan artist, were announced the weekend of November 12. The winners are selected by a vote of the membership of Novacon.

  • Best Fanzine: Journey Planet #7, edited by Christopher J Garcia, Claire Brialey, and James Bacon
  • Best Fan Writer: Mark Plummer
  • Best Fan Artist: James ATom

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British Fantasy Award Nominations

The British Fantasy Award nominations have been announced. The winners will be announced at FantasyCon in September. Members of the BFS, FantasyCon 2009 and FantasyCon 2010 can vote via the online voting form or by emailing your choices to bfsawards@britishfantasysociety.org. The deadline for voting is 31 July 2010.

Best Novel

  • Best Served Cold, by Joe Abercrombie
  • Futile Flame, by Sam Stone
  • One, by Conrad Williams
  • The Naming of the Beasts, by Mike Carey
  • Under the Dome, by Stephen King

Best Novella

  • “Old Man Scratch,” by Rio Youers
  • “Roadkill,” by Rob Shearman
  • “The Language of Dying,” by Sarah Pinborough
  • “The Witnesses are Gone,” by Joel Lane
  • “Vardoger,” by Stephen Volk

Best Short Story

  • “Careful What You Wish For,” by Justin Carroll
  • “George Clooney’s Moustache,” by Rob Shearman
  • “My Brother’s Keeper,” by Nina Allan
  • “The Confessor’s Tale,” by Sarah Pinborough
  • “What Happens When You Wake Up in the Night,” by Michael Marshall Smith

Best Anthology

  • Cern Zoo: Nemonymous 9, edited by D.F. Lewis
  • Dragontales: Short Stories of Flame, Tooth and Scale, edited by Holly Stacey
  • Hellbound Hearts, edited by Marie O’Regan and Paul Kane
  • Songs of the Dying Earth: Stories in Honour of Jack Vance, edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois
  • The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 20, edited by Stephen Jones

Best Collection

  • Cyberabad Days, by Ian McDonald
  • Just Behind You, by Ramsey Campbell
  • Love Songs for the Shy and Cynical, by Robert Shearman
  • Once & Future Cities, by Allen Ashley
  • The Terrible Changes, by Joel Lane

PS Publishing Award for Best Small Press

  • Newcon Press, Ian Whates
  • Screaming Dreams, Steve Upham
  • Subterranean Press, William Schafer
  • Telos Publishing, David Howe
  • TTA Press, Andy Cox

Best Comic/Graphic Novel

  • Fables, by Bill Willingham and Mark Buckingham
  • Freakangels, by Warren Ellis and Paul Duffield
  • Locke and Key, by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez
  • The Girly Comic, edited by Selina Lock
  • Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?, by Neil Gaiman and Andy Kubert

Best Artist

  • Charles Vess, for work including Neil Gaiman’s Blueberry Girl
  • Les Edwards, for work including the cover of Cemetery Dance #62
  • Shaun Tan
  • Steve Upham, for work including the Estronomicon Sketchbook Special
  • Vincent Chong, for work including covers for The Witnesses are Gone and Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 20

Best Non-Fiction

  • Ansible Link, by David Langford
  • Case Notes, by Peter Tennant
  • It Lives Again! Horror Movies in the New Millennium, by Axelle Carolyn
  • Whatever, by John Scalzi
  • Knowing Darkness: Artists Inspired by Stephen King, by George Beahm and various artists

Best Magazine

  • Black Static, edited by Andy Cox
  • Cemetery Dance, edited by Richard Chizmar
  • Interzone, edited by Andy Cox
  • Midnight Street, edited by Trevor Denyer
  • Murky Depths, edited by Terry Martin
  • Theaker’s Quarterly Fiction, edited by Stephen Theaker and John Greenwood

Best Television

  • Battlestar Galactica
  • Being Human
  • Doctor Who
  • Lost
  • Torchwood: Children of Earth

Best Film

  • Avatar, directed by James Cameron
  • Coraline, directed by Henry Selick
  • District 9, directed by Neill Blomkamp
  • Let the Right One in, directed by Tomas Alfredson
  • Watchmen, directed by Zack Snyder

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